Frustrated and Exhausted
God only knows how long it will take for a true democracy to come to Pakistan. The gradual change brought about by the dharnas in terms of people challenging the status quo notwithstanding, the excitement and allure that once existed has somewhat faded. Though most people do have a positive outlook regarding the resolution of the deadlock between the protesting parties and the government, many are quite perturbed by the ‘political calamity’ as so articulately put by the writer of the piece ‘The Road to Nowhere’.
Pakistan has become so embroiled in its problems that it runs the risk of isolating itself from the rest of the world. Foreign investment is decreasing while people are moving out of Pakistan in search of greener pastures elsewhere. In addition, since political instability has become the core focus of the media nowadays, other achievements in sports and other areas are completely ignored. One can only hope for some normalcy amidst all this chaos. Shireen Jamshed Lahore, Pakistan